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2021 Senate Bill 408: Authorize certain lawsuit reconsiderations

Public Act 83 of 2021

Introduced by Sen. Roger Victory (R) on May 4, 2021
To revise the procedure for seeking relief in the court of appeals from a circuit court judgment in a civil action based a jury verdict due to claims that there is new evidence, or that the opposing party committed fraud, misrepresentation or other misconduct, or due to a mistake, surprise, inadvertence or excusable neglect, or other reasons.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on May 4, 2021
Reported in the Senate on May 18, 2021
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Received in the House on May 27, 2021
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on May 27, 2021
Substitute offered by Rep. Pamela Hornberger (R) on July 21, 2021
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on July 21, 2021
Amendment offered by Rep. Ryan Berman (R) on July 21, 2021
To strip out a provision in the proposed law stating it is not intended create a new right to seek relief from a circuit court judgment.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on July 21, 2021
To revise the procedure for seeking relief in the court of appeals from a circuit court judgment in a civil action based a jury verdict due to claims that there is new evidence, or that the opposing party committed fraud, misrepresentation or other misconduct, or due to a mistake, surprise, inadvertence or excusable neglect, or another reason that justifies it.
Received in the Senate on July 27, 2021
Signed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on September 10, 2021

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